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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 29, 2007 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: hey ghostpig

sorry i didn't get back to your question,the boss man was making the rounds.here's a link that may answer some of your question on mp3 and flac.the quality of mp3 only degrades if you make a copy of that mp3 from what i understand.http://flac.sourceforge.net/faq.html

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 29, 2007 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey ghostpig



From the Wikipedia: Bit rates available in MPEG-1 Layer 3 are 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256 and 320 kbit/s, and the available sampling frequencies are 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz. If you transfer at, say, 160 kbs, you will lose certain information.

I'm not sure that you will lose more sound if you recopy to mp3 UNLESS you copy at a lower rate. If you compress a file, you lose some bandwidth. It seems logical that this would occur each time you compress. But it would seem more likely that you have already lost those frequencies and would not lose anymore.

I don't think it's like continuously duping cassettes. Here, you lose a little something each time as you are using an analogue tape vs. a digital replication.

But I am an English Major and don't know shit about bits and bytes and kibbles and bits.

Anyone weigh in on this?